Personal Fit Paper Example

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Personal Fit Paper Through out my life I did not have a specific dream job that I wanted to pursue, I knew that I wanted to help people and make a difference somehow but I was never sure exactly how. As I got older my interest in the medical field grew and I knew that I wanted to pursue that farther so I began to look at programs within the healthcare system when I was in high school. However, I had a hard time finding one that seemed to fit me until I found the field of Rehabilitation and for the first time I could picture myself with a future career. Through this paper I will be exploring my previous experiences with this field and how those drove me to enter into the Occupational and Physical Therapy Assistant diploma program here at…show more content…
Through completing six job shadows two in Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech Language Pathology, I was able to get a better idea of what a day working in these fields may look like. These job shadows also reinforced that I would fit far better in either O.T or P.T than in SLP. While the Speech Language pathology job shadows were interesting I did not enjoy them nearly as much as I did the other four, it also seems the SLP work is primarily done with children which is not an age group I have the patience to work with for a length of time. Going into these job shadows I was fairly certain that I would want to be working in Occupational Therapy instead of Physical therapy, however, after I had chance to shadow at a physical therapy clinic as well as the hospital I am not so sure. I enjoyed being able to observe the physical therapist much more than I thought I would and I am very interested in what that field has to offer since I was only able to see two different placements. Given both my past experience and my job shadows I have an interest in perhaps working in a hospital with post surgery patients. During one of my shadows I was able to observe a PTA who was working to asses patients who had knee or hip replacements, she would assess their ability to safely use the stairs with a cane and based off that she was able to clear them to go home. Out of all six of the job shadows this was the most rewarding for me as I personally know how much of a relief it is to be able to take a loved one home from the hospital after
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